SAN FRANCISCO — Digital Realty announced the appointment of retired Lt. Gen. VeraLinn "Dash" Jamieson and Alexis Black Bjorlin to its board of directors.
Jamieson is a recognized expert in data management, cloud technology, AI, and machine learning, with over 37 years of government experience. She achieved the rank of lieutenant general in the U.S. Air Force and prior to retiring, served as the director of the Intelligence Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Cyber Effects enterprise, conducting operations for the Department of Defense. In her role as deputy chief of staff, she cultivated several partnerships with companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and IBM to accelerate the Air Force's digital transformation. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from West Virginia University, and master’s degrees in strategic studies and aviation management from the National Defense University and Embry Riddle University, respectively.
Bjorlin brings over 19 years of high-technology management experience at both Fortune 500, small cap, and private companies. She currently heads Broadcom's Optical Systems Division, the business unit responsible for developing and manufacturing devices used in optical communications. She previously served as corporate vice president of the Data Center Group and general manager of the Connectivity Group at Intel. Prior to Intel, she spent eight years as president of Source Photonics, where she also served on the board of directors. she began her career as chief optical architect at Zaffire, an optical networking equipment manufacturer. She earned a Bachelor of Science in materials science and engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a doctorate degree in materials science from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
"We are delighted to welcome Dash and Alexis to our board of directors, both of whom bring significant experience directly relevant to our strategy of enabling customers' digital transformation," said Digital Realty CEO A. William Stein. "In particular, Dash brings invaluable cybersecurity expertise and experience managing large, complex organizations. Similarly, Alexis' unique connectivity and customer perspective from her extensive experience at leading global providers across the cloud and communications value chain make her an excellent addition to our board. We expect to gain valuable insights from each, given their respective backgrounds with enterprises and government organizations undertaking digital transformations. We are confident they will complement the development of PlatformDIGITAL and the execution of our strategy as we seek to create sustainable value for our stakeholders."
"It's a privilege to have Alexis and Dash join the Digital Realty board," said Laurence A. Chapman, chairman of the Digital Realty board of directors. "Their deep industry knowledge and expertise will make them immediate assets as we enter our next chapter of growth."